December 30th saw the Queens Christmas Handicap competition which attracted 12 players in three groups of 4 and the group winners were Eric Wong, Mike Jones and Alan Fletcher. They were joined in the semi finals by Ian Parkyn who was the best runner up.
The first semi final between Alan +7 and Ian +2 was won by Ian 21 - 15, 21 - 19. The second semi final saw Mike -9 defeat Eric -7 in a fine attacking match. The score of 21 - 17, 21 - 17 was a fair reflection of the match.
Alan Fletcher (left) and Ian Parkyn (right)
Mike Jones (left) and Eric Wong (right)
The final started with Ian receiving an 11 point advantage which he made full use of to win 21 - 15, 21 - 19 in another close match. Well done Ian who can now look forward to having a much lower handicap next time.
Winner Ian with his trophy, presented by Club chairman Peter Martin - but umpire Bill Bavister could not wait to get his hands on the trophy too!! Thanks for umpiring Bill but you will have to hand that trophy back to Ian now ha ha.